Viva Blackpool

High Jinx

The High Jinx show was created in 2007 by Magician and Illusionist Michael Jordan at the young age of 16. As a young boy seeing his first magic show Michael was inspired to become a magician, he studied hard and set his sights on creating a show that would appeal to all across the board from Theatre to Circus. He wanted to create a fast paced contemporary variety show featuring magic, Illusion and Circus skill's that would entertain and leave them puzzled, & amazed.

At only 16 he won the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) stage competition with his illusion act. This was the beginning of creating his own 2 hour show that has appeared in Theatres, Galas, Cabaret Festivals all around the UK and Europe.

Winter Wonderland at Yorkshire Wildlife park

Once again we entertained the Christmas Crowds attending the YWP and Christmas Markets with our shows and interactive characters Mr Snowman was a huge hit with both Young and old and lots of audience participation from the crowds.

Viva Blackpool

We only have a few more shows at our new Blackpool venue for 2015, but we are happy to announce that we will be back for the 2016 season with a new show. Please keep an eye out on our Viva Blackpool Page for all the upcoming dates, Or visit

Viva 2017

Yes, we’re returning to Viva with our High Jinx again this year starting with February and Easter school holidays then running through until October. Tickets can be booked through the website at

Opening Night at Viva, Blackpool

Opening night at the fantastic Viva Blackpool is on the 28th July 2015, Box Office is now open and the show is looking great.

Tickets are available on 01253 297297

October Half Term Tour

"A Half term treat for all the family"

The High Jinx show is back on the road this coming October half term. This is going to be a fast paced, jam packed show filled with grand illusions, crazy circus thrills, amazing tricks and the High Jinx dancers. This will be a show you can’t afford to miss, but you can afford to see.

International Horseshow Olympia London

What a great time we had at our third consecutive year at the London international Horseshow.This years theme of Circus saw us presenting an opening appearance of Tom Thumb with Michael acting as Ring Master on stilts and juggling as well as supplying all the props for the Drays. The show once again featured on prime time BBC

La Reunion

Once again we joined the Festival International de Magie, this time on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean working with fantastic acts and enjoying the experience of a lifetime on this beautiful Island. Great shows, Lovely company and outstanding hospitality. A chance to reunite with our Duelling Strait Jackets routine and even an erupting Volcano.

High Jinx – Spooktacular!

Join High Jinx as they perform their Halloween Spooktacular Show at Viva, Blackpool on the 1st Novermebr 2015, 2pm & 7.45pm.

High Jinx Magic & Illusion at Viva Blackpool

Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic, Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic, Illusions, Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed, Puzzled and even Scared, but above all Entertained.

A fun filled show for all the family!

High Jinx comes to Brighton

Michael and the High Jinx team are about to make their first appearance at the Brighton fringe. Catch them at the aurora Spiegeltent on Brighton beach! On the 25th, 26th & 27th of May at 7.00pm

High Jinx at the Wickerman Circus

We all had a great time at the Wickerman Family Festival Circus in Scotland.

Fresh from the Fringe

Michael is very proud to have just finished his first run of appearances at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the High Jinx Show. They appeared in the fantastic Spiegeltent Colombino, George Square Gardens as part of the Assembly programme.

Michael also took to the opportunity to fulfill one of his ambitions as a street performer on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

The show was nominated for the primary times children’s choice award and received great reviews from their child reviewers.

Festival International de Magic

Once again we were invited to be part of this fantastic festival in the town of Lille working with some more fantastic acts from across Europe. Great to have Tamsyn back and a chance to introduce Logan to all our Festival family.We will be back in France for the FFAP Convention in September in St Malo.

Edinburgh Fringe

We will be in the Famous Assembly Spiegeltent in George Square Gardens at 17:40 each day from the 6th to the 16th August 2015.

Tickets are available on 0131 623 3030

Blue Peter

Following recent success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Michael was invited to show off his skills live on CBBC's Blue Peter in front of millions of viewers.

Their appearance included a performance of their Umbrella box illusion, a quick rope trick with help from Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell, Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya.

Michael also made Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, the starts of Disney’s new Film “Descendants” appear at the beginning of the show.

Back In Blackpool

We are pleased to announce that we will now be returning to Blackpool in 2015 for a limited number of showsstarting on the 28th July with a pre-Edinburgh fringe show and then every week after our Edinburgh appearance until November. (Dates will be posted on our website)

Shows will be at the fantastic VIVA showbar. Showtime will be at 19.45pm with doors opening at 6.00pm with a great family friendly menu for those wishing to eat before the show.

Prices will be Adults £10.00, Children and Concessions £8.50 and a Family ticket just £32.00 for two adults and two children

Box Office 01253 297297 –

An evening of international variety

21st October 7.30pm
Huddersfield Laurence Batley Theatre

Join Michael Jordan of the critically acclaimed High Jinx for a new evening of spellbinding entertainment.

This is a variety show like no other as Michael introduces acts from Huddersfield to Holland. Performing alongside the unmissable High Jinx will be

European Champion of Magic and three times Grand Prix winner at the National Championships of Magic.

One of the best comedy magicians working in the UK today and a previous winner of Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year and the first man to fool pen and teller!

‘Hysterically funny’

Valerie’s signature Mirror Ball Act has been performed on stages from the Sydney Opera House to the Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas. A stunning show from the Olivier-award winning producers of La Soiree.

‘A starry, beautiful highlight’

Award Winning Magician

While all the time working on new ideas to develop Michael as the all round entertainer. In 2011 Michael took the show a stage further adding his assistant Tamsyn and the High Jinx Dancers. He produced and directed the show in Blackpool and has had great acclaim with many hugely successful summer seasons, including three years at the world famous Home of Magic The Horseshoe Show Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach followed by four years at Viva Cabaret in Blackpool. Playing to packed house's every night. The show also tours with Europe's biggest Magic Festival international de Magic" around Europe and as far away as Reunion. In 2016 High Jinx got rave reviews and caused a hit at the Edinburgh Festival.

  • 2009 The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year
Michael Jordan

Michael has had numerous TV appearances on TV performing on shows such as Penn and Teller "FOOL US", Blue Peter & Tricky TV with Stephen Mulhern.

Michael also performs regularly as a specialist extra and advisor on TV shows and films such as "Hollyoaks", "Emmerdale", "Shameless", "A street cat named Bob" and "Horrible Histories" in the pipeline Michael is also working on his own Television series. Michael hires illusions and props to various Pantomimes and TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing For the BBC and Britain's got Talent for ITV.

Michael was invited to perform at St James's Palace for HRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall For The Not Forgotten Association annual Christmas Party, and for 3 years starred in the Royal International Horse Show Finale at Olympia directed by Dougie Squires OBE MVO.

Michael's High Jinx show has appeared in many corporate performances In Henley on Thames and with great success for Visit Britain at Westminster Abbey's Church Yard. With an astute imagination Michael is always working and creating new ideas as the show grows and develops year by year.

The High Jinx show is for all ages full of fun, laughter and astounding Magic and illusions, so sit back relax and witness Mr Entertainer himself in Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Show.